Forerunner 201


Forerunner 201
Page Type Gear Review
Object Title Forerunner 201
Manufacturer Garmin
Page By Alan Ellis
Page Type Sep 22, 2003 / Jan 20, 2007
Object ID 820
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The Forerunner 201 offers athletes an easy-to-read display, ergonomic wristband, and integrated GPS sensor that provides precise speed, distance, and pace data. It’s compact, lightweight, and waterproof—and packed with features for today’s serious competitor. The Forerunner 201 is easy to use right out of the box and delivers the benefits of GPS technology at an affordable price.

Working out with the Forerunner 201 means you're never alone in your personal training, because the unit provides a Virtual Partner™. This unique feature allows you to set your training goal by configuring your Virtual Partner’s pace and workout distance. You'll get a graphic perspective of your performance by viewing your pace in relation to your Virtual Partner’s pace, so you can always see at a glance if you're keeping up or falling behind.

GPS sensor provides precise latitude, longitude, and altitude data for exact location information.
Mark specific locations, and then look-up and navigate to these points using an electronic map.
Retrace your steps to a starting point or reverse your normal route for routine variation.
Amount of calories burned can be tracked and calculated over the course of a workout.
Lap history—such as lap time, lap distance, and average pace—can be stored for up to two years.
Performance data can be automatically archived and calculated to provide an accurate record.
Automated stopwatch provides auto-lap and auto-pause features.
Lap timer indicates when a certain speed is reached or when you’ve fallen below a pre-set level.
Pace whistle sounds alert when you begin traveling slower or faster than your desired pace.
Distance whistle sounds when you reach a specified duration or distance in your workout.
Download free Garmin software to transfer data from your Forerunner 201 to your PC for storage and analysis.

Unit Includes:
Forerunner™ 201
Wrist strap
A/C desktop charger with serial interface



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Livelife4Summits - Nov 6, 2005 7:45 pm - Voted 1/5

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GPS for runners? Great Idea, one might think...But dont take this useless product on the road.

Extremely effective for keeping distance, tracking average time per mile, and for keeping a log of your runs.

It is extremely ineffective when it comes to mapping the run, it only shows a cross-hair and a line which indicates you and the path of the run. Where is the basic street map? The preinstalled map on this device has barely any streets besides main highways and interstates or main streets which is something most runners will find useless. More often than not, this device will be out of range and will be searching for satellites, just because you happen to be running under a cover of some trees.

Steer away from this product, its bound to be discontinued.

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